Friends of Glenthorne

Restoring Native Habitat and Heritage in Adelaide's South

Dear ,

Enjoyment Days Information

Our April Enjoyment Day, which would have been at Glenthorne this Sunday, can only be a Virtual one!

However, there is much that you can do to support Glenthorne while we are all "Social Separating". Here are some suggestions:

  1. Do some research on local native plants, and propogate them
  2. Build some Nesting Boxes.  There will be many needed at Glenthorne until the habitat there grows and matures. For Parrots and other birds (Pardalotes, Finches, Wrens), Owls, Bats, small mammals.
    If you would like some plans for these, then reply to this email, or do an internet search for "Nesting Boxes".
  3. Read and discuss with others our very own Glenthorne History Book. To order your copy, see information below.
  4. Read the "Glenthorne National Park" final Master Plan (See below for more information)

Can you help the Friends of Glenthorne track down the many historic artefacts and memorabilia that may be in people's homes and garages?

Glenthorne will soon open to the public as part of our state’s new Glenthorne National Park and historical artefacts are being sought for planned displays.

We are particularly keen to locate the wrought iron CSIRO sign which was by the front gate, and the many artefacts which were on display in the stone barn in the 1990s and which have dispersed over time.  

Please reply to this email if you are able to help us with this.

Volunteer Study

One of our members, Kinda Tabbaa-Snyder, is a Masters student at the University of South Australia, School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Kinda would like to invite you to participate in an interview about your experience as a volunteer, especially if you are a new arrival to the country or from a migrant background.

This study aims to explore how volunteering activities may assist migrants in overcoming the difficulties and challenges when they first arrive in Australia. The research also seeks to identify a framework to help understand the benefits and the challenges associated with participating with others. It is anticipated that it could inform the future use of this process in welcoming migrants on the council’s level.
As a stakeholder (volunteer, member or organiser) in your group, you are invited to participate in a research interview. By participating in the interview, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your volunteering experience in taking care of the land, and the effect, you feel, you had upon the place and within the community. Your answers will inform the research of the motivation to volunteer and the benefits of this participation in building a more coherent multicultural community.

Please have a look at the Questions you will be asked for this study. Download the questions by clicking here.
We encourage you to contact Kinda to take part in this study, or if you need any further information about the project.
Kinda Tabbaa-Snyder
M: 0422 338 544

Glenthorne National Park Update

The Draft plan has now been approved.  You can be seen this on the Department's website Glenthorne Master Plan

You can view the Video of the Master Plan at the Glenthorne National Park home page

City Nature Challenge

This Adelaide-Wide event (held from next Friday, April 24, until Mon April 27) is not postponed, since you can, and are encouraged to, do this in your own back yard.

(However, the one at Glenthorne is postponed. The one we had wanted to hold at Glenthorne, could be held at a yet to be determined date.)

Have you heard of the City Nature Challenge? If not then visit the iNaturalist website here for more information, or the associated FaceBook page here.

Glenthorne Book

Do you need a good read, and have some time on your hands? Then why not consider purchasing our very own Book, "Glenthorne, a Defining History & Indefinite Politics".

Written by Dr. Kerryn Walsh, Dr. Pam Smith, and Mr. Alan Burns.  More information on getting your own copy on the Friends of Glenthorne web site here.  Or you may like to telephone Pam on 0428 315 266 on how to get one.

At just $40 ($30 plus $10 postage and handling), it makes a great gift and is a great read. It is the most detailed written history of the Glenthorne property and we are very proud of it.

Payment can be by way of cheque (posted in the mail) or electronic or cash deposit into the Friends bank account. Note that order forms must also be forwarded with payment to ensure your copy is accurately posted to you.

Bank Account Details
Account Name: Friends of Glenthorne Inc.
BSB: 015-209
Acct No: 198 876 197
Bank Reference: Enter your name

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